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Volunteers Remove 9,200-lbs. of Trash From One of the Dirtiest Rivers in the US

In an epic cleanup weekend, volunteers dug out more than 9,000 pounds of trash from along the banks of the Tennessee River. Organized by nonprofits Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful and Johnsonville State Historic Park The team led another cleanup in October, when they collected 4,811 pounds of trash. And there’s still more to be […]

Sport

Colt Nichols, Christian Craig share the 250 Supercross points lead heading to Indy

At the start of the season, Colt Nichols and Christian Craig would seem to be unlikely Supercross 250 championship contenders. Colt Nichols missed the first part of the 2020 Supercross season and finished only 11th in the points; Christian Craig rode seven races last year, finished last in two of those events and landed 15th. […]

Lifestyle

Toddler tantrums? Pediatricians offer tips to curb bad behavior

Toddler behavior won’t always be good. Outbursts are normal. Yet, you can also use those aggravating moments to help shape your little one’s behavior, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Start by teaching the “house rules,” the AAP advises. Put away valuables you don’t want your toddler to touch. Consider setting up an […]

Business

Foley-backed SPAC agrees to $7.3 billion deal with Blackstone’s Alight

A blank-check firm backed by prominent investor Bill Foley has agreed to take Alight Solutions LLC, the U.S. benefits services provider owned by buyout firm Blackstone Group, public in a deal valued at $7.3 billion, the companies said on Monday. Reuters was first to report on Sunday that special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Foley Trasimene […]

Technology

Parler resurfaces on Sunday with an updated timeframe

Social media platform Parler was all but wiped off the internet last week, but on Sunday, showed some signs of life. A message from Parler CEO John Matze, first noted by CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, is now appearing at the site’s URL with an image showing a “technical difficulties” banner, and a message. “Now seems like […]

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IKEA Buys 11,000 Acres of U.S. Forest to Keep It From Being Developed

IKEA is continuing to try and remain true to their principals—protecting the environment and striving to become a carbon neutral company, while still remaining one of the world’s most pleasurable shopping experiences. Their latest move is a large purchase of 11,000 acres of forest in Georgia that looked like it would be lost to development. […]

Sport

Action Express Cadillac of Derani, Nasr wins Motul 100 to capture Rolex 24 pole position

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Rebounding from an inspection failure after qualifying, the No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac of Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani won the inaugural Motul 100 qualifier Sunday to capture the pole position for the 59th Rolex 24 at Daytona. Nasr started sixth in the 100-minute race after the car was found […]

Lifestyle

Exposure therapy also helps patients with childhood trauma process the past

Childhood trauma can have a lifelong effect. Many therapists do not dare to confront these vulnerable patients with their past because they are concerned that the patients will be unable to cope. Research has now shown that exposure therapy can be helpful for this group of people. Sexual abuse by a teacher or systematic abuse […]

Business

Canada December unemployment rate revised to 8.8%

Canada’s unemployment rate in December was revised to 8.8% from 8.6% on Monday, while the net decline in jobs for the month was amended to 52,700 from 62,600, as Statistics Canada completed a historic review of its labor force data. The revision, undertaken to ensure the data was aligned with recent population and geographical boundary […]

Technology

Virgin’s rocket reaches orbit for the first time, deploys satellites

Virgin Orbit’s rocket reached orbit and the satellites were released, meaning Sunday’s mission was a success. The headline has been updated to reflect this. The original story is below. Virgin Orbit — the sister company of billionaire Richard Branson’s space tourism outfit Virgin Galactic — will try a second test of its small satellite-launching rocket […]